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Steve Mandell, Programs

EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH MANAGER Steve Mandell joined Darkness to Light in July 2018. He spent nearly 25 years in education, most recently serving as Head of School at Pinewood Preparatory School in the Charleston, SC area. Steve has held numerous other administrative posts in schools ranging from Guidance Director to Chief Financial Officer. Prior to his …

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Lindsey Houston, Operations

OPERATIONS MANAGER Lindsey was born and raised in the rural settings of Minnesota. She received her BBA and MBA from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. Prior to Darkness to Light, Lindsey spent five years working for a military non-profit that focused on education, Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation. Through this experience Lindsey realized …

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Katherine Lee, Communications

COMMUNICATIONS STRATEGIST  Born and raised in Charleston, SC, Katherine has been with Darkness to Light since 2013. She started in the Programs Department as the Program Coordinator learning the ins-and-outs of our programs. In September of 2017, she joined the Communications Department as the Digital Marketing Specialist where she managed our social media and digital …

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Carol Hogue, Programs

PROGRAMS QUALITY ASSURANCE SPECIALIST Carol grew up in Lancaster, SC. She lived in Missouri, Kentucky, and Alabama before returning to her home state and has lived in Charleston, SC for 25 years. Carol graduated from Charleston Southern University with a Bachelor of Science and from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master of Religious Education. She has …

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Jennifer Hessmiller, Programs

PROGRAM COORDINATOR Jenny moved to Charleston from Northeast Pennsylvania. She received her MA in International Relations from St. Andrews University and her MSc in Africa and International Development from Edinburgh University in Scotland. While at university, she had the opportunity to conduct field research in Ethiopia and Uganda, where she pursued her passion of safeguarding …

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